Lake Tekapo travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake Tekapo

With a population of 330, Lake Tekapo is a must-see destination in Canterbury, New Zealand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lake Tekapo to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo in June
Estimated hotel price
$171
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake Tekapo in June
Estimated hotel price
$171
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Lake Tekapo

Plane

Although Lake Tekapo doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Timaru (TIU), which is located 42 miles from Lake Tekapo. The shortest flight to Lake Tekapo from Australia departs from Brisbane and takes around 37h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake Tekapo is to pick up a car hire from Queenstown, which is about 114 miles from Lake Tekapo. You’ll find branches of Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Snap Rentals, among others, in Queenstown.

Plane

Although Lake Tekapo doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Timaru (TIU), which is located 42 miles from Lake Tekapo. The shortest flight to Lake Tekapo from Australia departs from Brisbane and takes around 37h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Lake Tekapo is to pick up a car hire from Queenstown, which is about 114 miles from Lake Tekapo. You’ll find branches of Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Snap Rentals, among others, in Queenstown.

Airports near Lake Tekapo

Airlines serving Lake Tekapo

Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (311 reviews)

Where to stay in Lake Tekapo

Average rates range from around $225 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $303 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake Tekapo

Hiring a car in Lake Tekapo

Expect to pay $2.74 per litre in Lake Tekapo (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.79 and $43.72.

Expect to pay $2.74 per litre in Lake Tekapo (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.79 and $43.72.